HELP!

ENGEC35

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I have 7 shipped eggs in an incubator that was on the wrong humidity setting for 13 days.

The eggs have some "saddle" air sacks-- at least half!

We had the humidity at 75% for all this time by accident.

It is now EMPTY of water and at the LOWEST setting possible with no water.. at 30% now

How can I correct this so that our chicks have a chance at hatching?!
 

Altfrizzle

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I'd run it dry until you can see the air cells pulling down, which they do before the internal pip. Unless the humidity gets really low, like under 25%. Is your hygrometer calibrated, though? How big are the air cells?
 

ENGEC35

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Mar 16, 2018
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I'd run it dry until you can see the air cells pulling down, which they do before the internal pip. Unless the humidity gets really low, like under 25%. Is your hygrometer calibrated, though? How big are the air cells?

We did not calibrate the hygrometer-- I will do so today once I figure out how to. The air cells were probably 1" around on day 12 of candling.

The lowest setting my incubator will get to is 30% humidity. I will check the calibration on our hygrometer, but otherwise, what can I do to get the humidity lower? The eggs are sitting atop a cup of loose white rice, hoping to lower.
 

ENGEC35

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Mar 16, 2018
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Great! I'll try that! Right now our hygrometer is calibrated and only 2 degrees off mark but still reading mid 30% for humidity. Our little chicks are so active in their eggs tho, always flipping about like crazy when we candle. It will break my heart if they cant hatch.
 

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